byauthor unknown. Publication info - Philadelphia: C.W. Alexander, 1867.
True Crime account. Bridget Durgan was convicted and hanged for murdering Mrs. Coriel, her employer. In the opening passages of this book, which also contains a text which purports to be a confession written by Durgan herself, the themes that will sound through the book are revealed: Durgan is "wretched", "brutal", a "demon girl" possessed of a "hellish design". This account would appear to provide little opportunity for titillation, but the writer... Topics: murder, female criminals, Bridget Durgan, confessions
Brendan, Rev. Mr. Life, crimes, and confession of Bridget Durgan, the fiendish murderess of Mrs. Coriel : whom she butchered, hoping to take her place in the affections of the husband of her innocent and lovely victim ... Philadelphia : C.W. Alexander, 1867 Topics: Women murderers, Bridget Durgan 1843-1867, Mrs. Coriel d. 1867, New Jersey Murders